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Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:34 pm

Checked out Markakis's numbers today for fun and noticed his walk rate has been almost cut in half with a slightly lower K rate. His SLG has dropped off considerably and he is having his worst offensive season. Is the walk decrease a blip on the radar or what? Weird.....
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Postby kab21 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:44 pm

it looks more like his '08 BB rate increase was a blip since his '06, '07 and '09 BB rates are very close. Nothing else looks that far out of line. His .186 isop compared to .157 is fairly close.
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Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:23 pm

Understood but as a young and very talented player, wouldn't one naturally assume the walk rate is his improving as a hitter? It's not as if it was a small increase.....but perhaps you are right.
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Postby mblax10 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:59 pm

One thing contributing to his "worst season" is the influx of lefties in the AL East. Markakis went from ~30% of PA vs. lefties in '07 & '08 to over 40% in '09.
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Postby Inukchuk » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:53 am

mblax10 wrote:One thing contributing to his "worst season" is the influx of lefties in the AL East. Markakis went from ~30% of PA vs. lefties in '07 & '08 to over 40% in '09.


Wow, very interesting take. ;-D Where'd you find that info?
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Postby mblax10 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:08 pm

I have Markakis in a competitive team. Was looking in June or July at splits and batted balls trying to figure out if his struggles were legit and noticed he had just about passed his 2008 ABs vs. lefties already.

The AL East part is purely anecdotal but it makes sense when you think about CC, Price, Romero, Rzypencki, Cecil, etc
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Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:54 am

you guys are acting like markakis is a 10 year vet. hes a young(er) player still developing and pitchers are more than likely discovering his weaknesses and if the stat just mentioned is true, hes facing more lefties.
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Postby mblax10 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:49 am

Snakes Gould wrote:if the stat just mentioned is true, hes facing more lefties.


No, it's false I like to make up stats for fun. Just like you don't like to spend the 2 minutes to verify the accuracy of stats.
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Postby Inukchuk » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:38 am

mblax10 wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:if the stat just mentioned is true, hes facing more lefties.


No, it's false I like to make up stats for fun. Just like you don't like to spend the 2 minutes to verify the accuracy of stats.


Snakes, I believe that is known as "getting owned." :-b
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